Boomkat Product Review:
"Having already released two albums on the now-legendary Stunned Records, as well as albums for Michael Jantz’s Avant Archive and Chicago’s Paramita Recordings, Excavacations follow up last year’s Weird Forest debut Object Permanence with an album of pure amalgamation: In Perris-Beauchamp. It’s no surprise that the band’s roots are in the tape scene from which so many original acts have ascended in recent years. Their sound features a frontier-centric approach in line with current and former label mates like Sun Araw, Warm Climate, Noveller, Grouper, and Sean McCann. They are fully synthesizing their own jaunts in experimentation, structure, ambience, rock, and hooks, into a cohesive statement that moves from one to the other without the listener realizing how far they’re traveling. Mastered by M. Geddes Gengras, In Perris-Beauchamp is pop music for noiseheads and noise music for popheads, as well as the duo's most accessible album yet. From the opening geese honks all the way through to the closing barking dog applause field recordings, this album is a confident blurring of ideas commonly conceived as past, present, and future - natural and electronic - reality and elsewhere. When dissected into bits and pieces, the footprints of Edgar Froese, Robert Fripp, Syd Barrett and Brian Eno are all seen by the careful observer at this dig. Elements similar to Sonic Youth, Owen Pallet, and Sufjan Stevens can be found in the compositions. It also seems as though L.A. recording visionaries Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks may have walked through the site a bit, and left an echo of their less-exposed contributions to recorded music. It is clear, though, that rather than imitate or attempt to corral their sound to fit within an existing genre or throwback style, Excavacations write music to discover something they can call their own."